The status of xmllib

Steve Holden sholden at holdenweb.com
Thu Sep 27 18:10:31 CEST 2001


"Depracated" is a specific warning that the functionality could disappear in
a future release without further notice. In other words, don't use it for
new projects, and start to think about converting existing ones, as this
will likely become necessary.

regards
 Steve
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"Magnus Lie Hetland" <mlh at idi.ntnu.no> wrote in message
news:9oujbu$4pp$1 at tyfon.itea.ntnu.no...
>
> What exactly does the following statement from the
> documentation (section 13.12, xmllib) mean?
>
>   Deprecated since release 2.0. Use xml.sax instead.
>
> I understand that it encourages people not to use
> xmllib, and to use xml.sax... But does it mean that
> xmllib will be phased out in the long run? In that
> case, is a pure-Python plug-in for xml.sax planned?
> If xmllib is here to stay (although not as good as
> the xml package), perhaps deprecated is a bit strong?
> Or am I just being nervous about it?
>
> And, if no pure-Python handler for xml.sax (or
> xml.anything) exists -- would a submitted module
> stand a chance of being included? (Not that I have one,
> but if it would be used, I might write one...)
>
> - Magnus (who wants an xml package which doesn't strain
> the poor users with compiling and installing expat)
>
> --
>
>   Magnus Lie Hetland         http://www.hetland.org
>
>  "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in
>   it, doesn't go away."           -- Philip K. Dick
>
>
>





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